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Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics

  2021-04-07     California State University, Monterey Bay     Seaside  

Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics Communications

Classification: Public Affairs/Communications Specialist III – Exempt

Department Name: Athletics Admn, Office of

Job Number: MB2021-PC2689

Status: Open Until FilledApply Today! Priority Screening begins: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Priority Screening Date: 04/21/2021

Recruitment Status: Apply Today! Priority Screening begins: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Position Description:

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay ( is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications will manage all-inclusive coverage of Otter Athletics, to include media relations, communications, and home game operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Serves as primary, day-to-day Athletics Communications contact for the department for all external media stakeholders, including conference (CCAA & WWPA) and NCAA DII media relations offices.

• Manages all athletics communications activities, including, but not limited to, athletics website (, video streaming (CCAA Network), social and other multi-media content, media interviews, press conferences, and statistical archives.

• Works with the Director of Athletics to ensure all planning, scheduling, administration, staging, and evaluation are accomplished for successful home game operations.

• Proactively adapting to an ever-changing Athletics Communications landscape to ensure efficient operations and maximum productivity.

• Ensuring appropriate communications strategies and execution are coordinated with University Communications to ensure consistent messaging and alignment with broader vision.

• Informing and preparing Director of Athletics and Head Coaches for interviews, speaking engagements and other appearances

• Oversight and execution of staff/student-athlete media and social media training.

• Assists in all aspects of office activity and in coverage of other events, as required.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of communication, public affairs, media and/or marketing theories and concepts in order to develop and execute communication strategies and plans to promote and position the university. Expert knowledge of university communication objectives and ability to translate them into effective communication and media campaigns.

Knowledge of: practices, principles and techniques related to public affairs, media relations, and marketing; protocols and institutional etiquette related to public and media relations; media outlets including print, television, and radio; interview techniques and the ability to define and deliver media messages; market research, summary statistics as they relate to research, and related techniques; applicable software packages; basic web communication techniques, vehicles and formats. Thorough knowledge of applicable copyright and other laws pertaining to publications and the news media.

Skills: Strong story development and journalistic writing skills, as well as advanced editorial skills. Expert networking and interpersonal skills including strong consultative and persuasive skills to work with internal and external constituents and the media. Demonstrated organizational skills.

Ability to: Ability to keep abreast of public policy and public affairs issues; appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information; provide lead work direction; create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across campus and advise them on university identity and style standards. Ability to understand issues from a broad, strategic perspective; effectively manage media relations and apply effective media strategies and techniques. Demonstrated ability to market story concepts to university officials and media outlets. Ability to use market research to enhance the impact of communication strategies and campaigns. Working knowledge of appropriate use of statistical techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry to the third level within this classification requires knowledge of the fundamentals of public affairs and/or media relations, and/or some exposure to marketing and marketing research. This background normally is obtained through a college degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field, and up to two years of related professional or technical experience. In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills with a solid foundation in grammar, spelling, and the composition of various communication vehicles are essential to initial entry to this classification.

Specialized Skills:

Demonstrated organizational skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations as they pertain to athletic communications along with NCAA approved statistical procedures. Additional four (4) years of professional experience in sports information, communications, media relations, and marketing. Ability to: produce excellent internal and external publications; write web-based and media press releases; handle multiple game day activities; coordinate and direct the work of student assistants and event workers. Proficient in or ability to quickly learn Adobe Creative Suite and Automated Scorebook/Statcrew.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in related field and previous sports information experience in a collegiate athletics department. Proficient in the use of software programs such as Microsoft Office, Internet browsers, or equivalent. Technical fluency with Banner, Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent  information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.

Special Conditions of Employment:


• All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

• The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in as a condition of employment.

• This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by

• This position has been designated as sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; and responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access.

• This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.

• Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.

• May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

Compensation and Benefits:


• Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary

• Collective Bargaining Unit: Technical and Support Services (CSUEU)

• Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: Low $5,000’s/month


• FLSA Status: Exempt

CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit:

How to Apply:

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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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